This is a video captured by an unmanned submersible operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration team featuring a whiplash squid swimming in ‘marine snow’ at a depth of around 1,100 meters (3,609-feet, about 7/10ths of a mile). It’s not actually snow though, it’s delicious, nutritious
Because Mother Nature is a real firecracker, this is a video of a sea turtle thwarting a tiger shark’s efforts to make it into a meal by constantly turning and barrel rolling to make sure whenever the tiger shark attacks it’s presented with the full length of its unbiteable shell.
Because Mother Nature is freakier than four dudes in a two-man horse costume, this is a video captured by nature photographer David Weiller of a giant red millipede traversing a branch in Madagascar’s Marojejy National Park. Just look at all those legs — there’s like 160+! For reference, I only
This is a video of nature lover and photographer Mark Bowler getting up close and personal with a snake-mimic caterpillar (Hemeroplanes triptolemus), which has evolved an ass that looks like the head of a venomous pit viper in order to avoid predation. I’d say that works. I’m not even interested
This is a video captured by an unmanned rover operated by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) featuring a previously unseen species of crown (Atolla) jellyfish. Crown jellyfish my ass — somebody call Samus! This particular metroid lives at depths between 3,323 to 10,463 feet (or about 2 to
Because Mother Nature never ceases to shock and awe move and inspire, this is a video of a visitor at Zuroloma Birding in Pichincha, Ecuador handfeeding several birds, including a masked flowerpiercer (the blue bird with red eyes), and a sword-billed hummingbird. Look at the beak on that thing! You
This is a video of a real life Pokemon clinging to some dude’s back. Based on its incredibly unusual body and cartoony eyes, I assumed it was fake at first, but no — it’s a Sunda flying lemur. How about that! The natural world, am I right? It would be
Aliens: they are among us. Case in point, this footage of a transparent-headed deep sea barreleye (Macropinna microstoma, aka spook fish) captured by the unmanned rover Ventana as researchers searched for jellyfish. According to scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, they’ve logged over 5,600 dives and over 27,600